Body-language and nonverbal communication

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Stereotype behavior and / or stigmatization

We all know about stereotypes, the way of thinking about others which is more related to oneself than to the other person. To judge someone and to address someone via a stereotype often is quite normal. Often, and this is the problem, it also can stigmatize a person, a group including people of colour, women, the elderly and people with mental illness.

Then the stereotype generalizes and

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Cultural difference in mother-infant-communication

There’s a lot being said about mother-infant-relationship. There’s also a lot to be said about the possible cultural differences or similarities.

Now it’s proofed that there’s a big difference in the embodied intersubjective engagement in mother-infant-tactile communication. ………..

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When the words “I love you” are so shocking

Well we in in the western world have heard so much about the difficulty of showing up emotions in China or in East Asian countries. And it seems even worse to talk about emotions. Especially being said by parents to their children or children to their parents.

Candice Chung from the “daily life” writes about this difficulty and the difference to look on this difficulty from the Chinese perspective. She states this difficulty, she also talks about the challenge she had experienced in her own family trying to confront her parents with ……………….

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Prohibiting rituals reinforces struggle of survival

Rituals play a very important role in all cultures, in the development of children and in relationship. You cannot live without rituals. Rituals can derive from culture and society, they can also derive from the inner world of children and grown ups. They are part of communication and always embody some Kind of symbolic message.

They express and thus embody personal Needs in a certain way. It is a series of actions or type of behaviour regularly and invariably followed by someone It can be religious, social and/or personal. ( This reminds me of the discussion in China right now if Christian rituals referring to Xmas should be allowed or not).

On the one hand a ritual mirrors a certain state of communication in a culture or Society. On the other hand it mirrors ………….

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Kissing father: it`s the attachment which is important

Some weeks ago there was a video on the Chinese internet accusing a father’s “internet behaviour” to his daughter on the bus. Someone hast taking a video of a father who kissed his little girl on the bus, in public. It’s said that he kissed her over and over until they got off the bus.

A big discussion started after this video was presented. Some just asked “is this the girl’s father?” others disagreed “there’s absolutly …………….

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More about selfie and self trust

A lot is said about selfies, about making selfies and the function of selfies. Here is another aspect. A selfie serves to more deeply entrench the sexual objectification of women and girls and that one looses the control of the self-image once it’s shared online.

Others criticize the apparent narcissism aspect.

One could also say and here we have new sociological research being done that making a selfie also is some kind of democratic nature because it holds liberatory potential. Those, who are not well presented in media obviously like to make selfies because it has a value for them. The value of being represented in media.

Because those who feel more self trust are more easily present in media.

thanks for the Foto

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Gesture and words

Spontaneous gestures can help children to learn whether they use spoken language or sign-language. This is an important result of a new report.

It’s really interesting and important that the reported findings make clear that children have an understanding of the notions before they are able to express themselves in speech. Notion means here a gesture plus word-combination.

Children learn this from their parents. This of course, and this is another result, has been found with children who learn sign-language from their parents. Even deaf children who were not able to learn a spoken language learn a sign-language, so to say a homemade gesture-system in order to communicate.

Please read more about it via this link:

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A hug heals heartbeat and blood pressure

Of course you know how much you like a hug. Of course you remember how it felt like the last time. But did you know that a hug heals heartproblems, reduces high blood-pressure?

In older times people knew about that. They of course did not know this connection on the physical level,  but just by doing it. In our times a hug often is done without really being touched inside. We hug one another because people usually do so. We hug one another because others expect it from me. We hug each other because…..

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How to taste another body language 🙂

Some time ago a new restaurant opened in Canada. Nothing important you could say.

Well, new is that there is the opportunity for a “double-taste”. One taste is reserved for food and Drinks. The second taste is reserved for body language. What could this be, you may ask. Well, as the waiters are unable to hear or speak they can only communicate with a Special sign-language. This sign-language of course is nonverbal.

How does it work there, you may ask. Well, you decide your dish and drink and will find the reference signs being pictured in the nemu.

You are now invited to order nonverbally by using this special sign-language. If you are good enough you will of course what you wanted to get. If you are not so good in the beginning, you may get a surprise dish. 🙂

Please have a look and imagine yourself being there and order a dish and a drink.

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What a shame

Four elderly petitioners from Henan took it all off and protested in front of the US Embassy in Beijing over the rights of their activist sons and daughters.

The nude petitioners were seen in front of the embassy around 10:00 a.m. with phrases such as “Corrupt officials in Henan are livestocks!“ written on their bodies. The demonstrators included 65-year-old Xing Jiaying, 66-year-old He Zeying, 73-year-old Tian Guirong and 68-year-old Zhang Fengmei, who were also holding placards reading simply “yuan” (grievance).

According to the protestors, their sons and daughters were human rights activists suffering from torture and mistreatment while under illegal detention. Their children voiced grievances in the form of letters or calls to the government, resulting in 18 years of illicit detention, one of the parents said.

What a shame for those old women to offer their naked bodies as last sign of desperation and powerlessness.

What sign of respect for life.

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